Supra-Additive Effects of Combining Fat and Carbohydrate on Food Reward

Fat and carbohydrate interact to potentiate reward independently of liking. This is reflected in supra-additive responses in the striatum during food valuation. Participants are able to estimate energy density from fat, but not carbohydrate. Accurate estimation of energy density recruits a prefrontal-fusiform gyrus circuit Post-ingestive signals conveying information about the nutritive properties of food are […]

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Megan Ramos – ‘Practical Fasting: The Use of Therapeutic Fasting in a Clinical Setting’

Megan Ramos is the President and Co-Founder of the Intensive Dietary Management Program based in Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Megan attended the University of Toronto where she did clinical research in the field of nephrology and developed a strong interest in preventative medicine. For the last nineteen years Megan has worked alongside Dr. Jason Fung […]

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New Ketogenic Diet & Heart Health–New Research Updates by Sarah Hallberg, MD

After years of prescribing insulin to diabetic patients, Dr. Hallberg realized there has to be a better way. She transformed her practice and medical advice to incorporate lifestyle-based medicine and is now working with the VirtaHealth team—putting the low-carb ketogenic diet to the test and publishing outcome data.

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BBC Documentary – Fat v Carbs with Jamie Owen

Newsreader Jamie Owen is going on a diet that goes directly against government healthy eating advice, and common sense. For the past 30 years we have been told the key to a healthy lifestyle is cutting out fat.However, as a nation we have got bigger, Jamie included. A controversial new report says the current government […]

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American Toddlers Consume Too Much Added Sugar

A new study suggests children in the US begin consuming added sugar at a very young age and that many toddlers’ sugar intake exceeds the maximum amount recommended for adults. The study found 99 percent of a representative sample of US toddlers age 19-23 months consumed an average of just over 7 teaspoons of added sugar on […]

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Global Obesity Epidemic Worsening

The prevalence of obesity has doubled in 73 countries around the world and steadily increased in others since 1980, and health problems resulting from being overweight or obese now affect more than 2 billion people, according to a study by an international group of researchers published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The investigators analyzed data from […]

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Association of Body Mass Index With Lifetime Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Compression of Morbidity

Prior studies have demonstrated lower all-cause mortality in individuals who are overweight compared with those with normal body mass index (BMI), but whether this may come at the cost of greater burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is unknown. To calculate lifetime risk estimates of incident CVD and subtypes of CVD and to estimate years lived […]

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